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Radioactive Half Life and Nuclear Equations (A2 Physics Edexcel)
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Radioactive Half Life and Nuclear Equations (A2 Physics Edexcel)

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A2 Alevel physics edexcel. Full double lesson for radioactive half life. Derivation of exponential and logarithmic equations from first principles using integration. Perfect for A/A* students. Practice of using equations building from simple GCSE methods to full A level difficulty. Questions and answers given. Full description of protactinium generator including how to analyze results plotting both exponential and logarithmic graphs. Full experimental data given for if the school doesn’t have the protactinium generator.
Investigating Force and Acceleration Practical - CP2 (GCSE 9-1 Physics Edexcel)
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Investigating Force and Acceleration Practical - CP2 (GCSE 9-1 Physics Edexcel)

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GCSE Combined Science Physics Edexcel. Lesson ‘d part i’ in the chapter completing the core practical set out by edexcel involving changing the force to accelerate a trolley and measuring the acceleration. Full step by step guide, questions to encourage students to create the equipment list and variables themselves. Analysis of practical and questions. Extension work and model data.
Cloud Chambers (Particle Detectors) (A2 Physics Edexcel)
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Cloud Chambers (Particle Detectors) (A2 Physics Edexcel)

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A2 Physics A level Edexcel. Full double lesson. Particle physics module looking at early particle detectors specifically cloud and bubble chambers. Research task for students to understand how they work. Walk through of how force due to magnetic field causes circular motion. Example questions and model answers for determining what is happening in cloud chambers. Difficult cloud chamber image to be analyzed with answers for A/A* students. Instructions for how to make simple cloud chambers.
AS Physics Diffraction Patterns, Single and Double Slit Interference
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AS Physics Diffraction Patterns, Single and Double Slit Interference

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AS Physics Edexcel A Level. Double Lesson introducing the idea of interference with Young’s double slit experiment. Double and single slit patterns discussed and compared. Explanation created using prior knowledge about phase and path difference. Huygen’s principle discussed and applied to single slits. Students are prompted to make their own predictions of behaviour. Demo of single and double slit needed to accompany this. Multiple exam questions and answers throughout and knowledge check quiz.
AS Physics Diffraction Gratings, Formula Derivation and Practical
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AS Physics Diffraction Gratings, Formula Derivation and Practical

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AS Physics Edexcel A Level. Double or triple lesson. Introducing the idea of diffraction gratings and how to find the slit width for a grating. Derivation of the nλ = d sin(θ) formula and how to find θ geometrically through experimentation. Practice questions and answers. Instructions for practical (and questions to get students planning the practical for themselves) to find the wavelength of a laser using diffraction gratings(Core practical 8). Full set of example data and analysis. Exam practice questions and answers.
AS Using Vector Diagrams
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AS Using Vector Diagrams

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AS A level Physics Edexcel. Drawing free body diagrams. Resolving vectors into horizontal and vertical components. Finding resultant vectors using trigonometry and scale diagrams for perpendicular and non-perpendicular vectors. Worked solutions to practice questions and answers to questions.
AS Physics Standing Waves
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AS Physics Standing Waves

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AS Physics Edexcel A Level. A double lesson. Introducing superposition, coherence, standing waves, constructive and destructive interference. Description of standing waves and how they occur, labeling of nodes and anti-nodes. Comparison of standing and progressive waves. Simple exam question quiz with answers. Application to standing waves in a microwave practical and exam question testing understanding of the practical. Practice questions and answers given throughout.
AS Physics Superposition and Interference
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AS Physics Superposition and Interference

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Complete topic for wave basics, radians, wave phase, superposition, standing waves, harmonics in music, double and single slit interference, and diffraction gratings. Instructions for practicals using standing waves to find the mass per unit length of a string and to find the wavelength of light using a diffraction grating. Example data given for each practical. Derivation of key formulae. Exam questions given throughout with solutions.
A2 Physics - SHM Damping and Resonance
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A2 Physics - SHM Damping and Resonance

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A2 Physics Edexcel. A discussion of forced, free and damped oscillations. Examples of light, heavy and critical damping and graphically. Discussion of resonance and two practicals. Multiple choice questions and answers.
A2 Astrophysics
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A2 Astrophysics

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5 Lesson sequence (for 5 double lessons of 1h40) for Edexcel Physics A Level A2. Including life cycle of a star, H-R diagram, red shift, Doppler shift, Hubble’s Law, Fate of the universe, Wein’s Law, Stefan Boltzman Law, measuring astronomical distances, luminosity, black body radiators, and nuclear binding energy. Practice questions, exam questions and solutions given.
A2 Physics - Nuclear Binding Energy & Fusion
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A2 Physics - Nuclear Binding Energy & Fusion

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A2 Physics Edexcel. Lesson about nuclear binding energy, mass deficit, and the binding energy per nucleon graph. Example questions and solutions. Nuclear fusion and how much energy is released in the Hydrogen to Helium process.
Particle Accelerators (LINAC, Cyclotron) and PET, Thermionic Emission and How LHC Detectors Work.
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Particle Accelerators (LINAC, Cyclotron) and PET, Thermionic Emission and How LHC Detectors Work.

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A2 A level Physics Edexcel. Particle physics topic fully informative and highly detailed slides on thermionic emission, PET scanner, linear accelerators (LINAC) and Cyclotrons. Then (potentially outside the specification slightly) lots of information (age appropriate) on how particle detectors at the LHC work including detection in calorimeters and analysis. Clear and concise information including practice question model answers and comparisons of accelerators.
Turning Forces (Moments) (AS Physics Edexcel)
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Turning Forces (Moments) (AS Physics Edexcel)

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AS A level Physics Edexcel. Simple starter experiment and question to gauge prior knowledge. Principle of moments. Practice questions and answers. Centre of mass and experiment / practical to find it for a non-uniform object. Advanced moments including situations with two unknowns, when the pivot has to be chosen, use of resolving and 6 mark written question with example answer. Description and example of a couple. This content will take at least two lessons.
Motor Effect and EM Induction- Whole Topic GCSE Revision
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Motor Effect and EM Induction- Whole Topic GCSE Revision

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GCSE Edexcel Physics. Entire topic revision slides, specification points, exam questions, answers, practicals and model answers for 6 mark questions. Combined Physics and Separate Physics. The separate topic is clearly marked. Includes: magnets and magnetic fields, induced and permanent magnets, electromagnets and how to control them, magnetic fields, electromagnetism, solenoids, magnetic forces, F=BIL, Flemming’s left hand rule, magnetic flux density, motors, electromagnetic inductions, alternators and dynamos, applications to speakers and microphones, transformers and the national grid.
Renewable & Non-Renewable Energy - GCSE Physics
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Renewable & Non-Renewable Energy - GCSE Physics

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GCSE Physics Edexcel (suitable for any board) or Combined Science. Double lesson starting with recap using images, task to produce detailed summaries of pros and cons for each type. Blank tables given and suggested answers included for fossil fuels, hydroelectric, solar, wind, nuclear, tidal, biomass, geothermal energies. Simple example practice questions with answers. Two long answer questions with hints, model answers and mark schemes.
Time Dilation (A2 Physics Edexcel)
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Time Dilation (A2 Physics Edexcel)

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A2 A level physics edexcel. Derivation of time dilation using the moving train example. Discussion of the principles of general and special relativity and muon’s extended lifetime. Examples questions and worked solutions.
A2 Physics - Star Luminosity & Astronomical Distances
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A2 Physics - Star Luminosity & Astronomical Distances

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A2 Physics Edexcel. Whole lesson resource. Description of luminosity and calculation practice. Discussion of the 4 ways of measuring astro distances and practice calculations (stellar parallax, Cepheid variables, standard candles, supernovae and red shift. Exam practice questions (long answer) and example answers for students to mark themselves to promote understanding or mark schemes.
A2 Physics - Red Shift, Hubble's Law, & the End of the Universe
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A2 Physics - Red Shift, Hubble's Law, & the End of the Universe

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A2 Physics Edexcel. Whole lesson covering the Doppler effect generally, red shift and in relation to atomic line spectra. Hubble’s law and predicting the age of the universe from this. Discussion of the possible fates for the universe and derivation of the critical density. Multiple choice quiz.